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The Spice Is Right: Healthy Recipes That Turn Up the Heat

Lose the fat but not the flavor! These seven zesty, spicy recipes kick up the taste, cut calories, and protect your health.
Adobo Pork Chops Adobo Pork Chops

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients
6 3/4-inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds total)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon red-wine or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray

Make It
1. Trim fat and place chops in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour marinade into bag over chops, seal bag, and turn to coat chops.
3. Place bag in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. Discard marinade.
4. Lightly coat a grill pan with cooking spray. Cook chops over medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, or until juices run clear, turning once.

Nutrition facts per serving:
189 calories, 25g protein, 3g carbohydrate, 7g fat (2g saturated), 0g fiber

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